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South Korea's recycling revolution

22 June 2012 Last updated at 06:50 BST

South Korea is channelling 2% of its GDP into its Green Growth Plan - a vision of a more environmentally friendly economy.

The Asian powerhouse has based its success on traditional industries, but a vast range of green policies - from waste-management to air-quality and renewable energy - has given rise to new sustainable industries.

Lucy Williamson reports.